Fr. Simon Gaine's book, now out in paperback.
Each academic year at Blackfriars opens with the offering of a Votive Mass of the Holy Spirit, at which staff and students gather to consecrate their studies and teaching to God and implore the guidance of His Holy Spirit. The Regent of Studies, Fr Simon Francis Gaine OP, who is simultaneously the Regent of the English Dominican Province and the head of Blackfriars Hall and Studium, presided at Mass and preached.
After mass students and staff convened in the Refectory to enjoy a meal, and a a great opportunity to get to know each other a littler better.
The students of Blackfriars Hall are drawn from all over the world and study subjects ranging from Migration Studies to Theology, Each year we also welcome a number of international visiting students who spend a short period of time with us as part of a broader course of studies elsewhere.
The Tutor for Graduates, fr. Richard Finn presides over the drinks, supervised by fr. Richard Conrad.
Please pray for our brother, Joseph Bailham, OP, who made Solemn Profession last Friday here in Oxford.